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What is a Tutor?

A Tutor is a member of the academic staff who is appointed to look after the general welfare and development of the students in his/her care. Whilst the Tutor may be one of your lecturers, this is not always the case as the role of College Tutor is quite separate from the teaching role.

Tutors are a first point of contact and a source of support, both on arrival in College and at any time during your time in College. They provide CONFIDENTIAL help and advice on personal as well as academic issues or on anything that has an impact on your life. They will also, if necessary, support and defend your point of view in your relations with the College.

For example, you would contact your Tutor for help and advice on issues such as:

  • course choices
  • exam results
  • family conflicts
  • bereavement
  • financial difficulties
  • taking a year out

Your Tutor can make sure you are supported and that any negative impact on your studies is reduced.


Last updated 3 September 2015 Senior Tutor Office (Email).